It's that time of the year again, and we know what that means... Winter is coming
Winter is most folks least favourite time of the year. It's cold, dark, and, well, snow. Kids love snow, but we're not kids anymore! It can be a struggle for adults to find ways to stay positive through the long, dark season.
The winter season can be hard on people's health. Stress, a lack of time for exercise, or an unhealthy diet can hurt someone's overall well-being. It can be hard to stay motivated when the days are shorter and the weather is colder. The result? We end up out of shape, gain weight, and are generally less healthy and happy.
But there are many ways to maintain your health and happiness this time of year!
Here are a few tips to help you stay at the top of your game this winter:
- Keep your workouts short and sweet - don't overdo it! You'll be more likely to skip workouts if they're too long or too intense. Keep it simple and you'll be more likely to stick with them for the long haul.
- Get out of the house - Don't let the cold weather keep you inside! If you have a gym membership, use it, but if not, head outside for a jog or walk in addition to your usual workout routine.
- Make it social - find buddies at your gym to work out or walk with or challenge friends and acquaintances on social media. It can make exercise seem less like a chore and even provide mutual motivation!
- Be active - Keep moving, no matter what! Whether running on the treadmill, walking outside or doing exercises in your living room with a Yoga mat, keep yourself active. Do something every day.
- Make a hot drink or soup - an easy way to warm up and can offer various benefits, like boosting metabolism and increasing energy levels. Try hot apple cider or herbal teas. Of course, use H2Only water for the full health benefit!
This is also the time of year when our community needs our support (this year more than ever), especially the food banks and the organizations helping the homeless. We will discuss this vital topic and specific ways you can help in our next blog post!